Parenting ADHD & Autistic Children
Penny Williams, Asheville, NC. Penny, an acclaimed author, guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and autism. She’s the mother of a son with combined ADHD and autism, the author of three award-winning books on parenting ADHD children, founder and instructor at The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.
A veteran parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the creator of the award-winning website that provides coursework with details: The Complete Parenting ADHD Course – See the course outline and bonuses at this link [not an affiliate].
Her Bestselling Books:
- What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD: A 9-step plan to master the struggles and triumphs of parenting a child with ADHD – Global Amazon Link
- Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD – Global Amazon Link – “The #1 Book on ADHD Children:” ADDitude Magazine
- The Insider’s Guide to ADHD: Adults with ADHD Reveal the Secret to Parenting Kids with ADHD – Global Amazon Link
- 2015 International Book Awards Winner: Psychology & Mental Health
- 2014 USA Best Book Awards: Parenting & Family, Finalist Award
Her report during this Episode at CBJ/096 addresses how:
- parents must move forward away from labels,
- to differentiate problems from normal behaviors,
- to work with peer relationships,
- parents can address the complexity issues of high intelligence.
Parenting ADHD & Autistic Children Detailed at CBJ/096
- At first, I thought my son’s only problem was ADHD [3:25]
- Understanding him as a child started with Ross Greene’s book [5:49]
- Our biggest red flag: he didn’s understand someone’s intention towards him [10:18]
- We didn’t know as much as we should about meds [14:23]
- “Complexity” is a defining word for our son [19:18]
- He used games to eventually develop friendships [23:45]
- How I differentiate “typical” from “problems” without using labels [28:07]
- Schools, labels and Dr. Zak Stein [32:35]
Penny’s Download In PDF ↓
Homework Tips: Parenting Strategies for ADHD/Autism
Penny’s Websites & References:
- http://parentingadhdandautism.com – Calendar for Webinars
- Complete Parenting ADHD Course – Triggers, schools, boundary management for parents.
- The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. – Global Amazon Link
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